Re: Jim Robinson and Sonny Liston - '1st-Round Knock-out Victims'
'Sweet Jimmy' Robinson was the 'only' legitimate fighter that Cassius Clay/
Muhammad Ali ever floored in the 1st Round.
Of course, he was knocked out too.
A 36 year-old, 3-bout professional, who was the 'Go-Fer' at the Fifth Street Gym
in Miami Beach.
Though his listed weight was 177 lbs. in his bout with Cassius, 'Sweet Jimmy' who
was campaigning as a 165 lb. Middleweight in his previous 3-bouts, stated that he
only weighed 158 lbs. when he stepped into the Ring versus Cassius Clay.
Though floored, Jim Robinson did beat the 10-Count, but the bout was stopped by
Referee Cy Gottfried, after only 94-seconds.
Fight Purse - $300
The 'only' other fighter that Cassius Clay ever floored in the 1st Round.........'Sonny Boy'